AceShowbiz - The Wimbledon tennis championship has been cancelled for the first time since World War II.
Organisers at the All England Club held an emergency meeting on Wednesday (April 01) to discuss the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and it was determined the oldest Grand Slam tournament would no longer take place as planned in London from 29 June to 12 July.
Wimbledon has been a fixture on the British sporting calendar since it was founded in 1877. The last time it was scrapped was in 1945.
Responding to the news on social media, Williams simply tweeted, "I'm Shooked (shocked)," while Federer admitted he was "Devastated..
It's the latest major sports event to fall victim to the global spread of COVID-19 - tennis' French Open and golf's Masters tournaments have been put on hold, while both the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the Euro 2020 soccer tournament have been pushed back to next summer (21).